Classic novels, plays, and short stories engross the reader while sparking the contemplation of profound truths and enduring moral questions about how individuals should live their lives. The essays in our Winter 2020/21 symposium grapple with what great literature can tell us about the political and economic arrangements that make for a flourishing society.

Robert M. Whaples is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Co-Editor of The Independent Review.
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